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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a study to identify, predict, evaluate and communicate information about the impacts on the environment of a proposed project and to detail out the mitigating measures prior to project approval and implementation

Environmental Legislation

Federal and state laws relating to the environment are as follows:-

  • Federal Legislation
    •Environmental Quality Act, 1974 (Act 127) and its subsidiary Regulations and Orders – applicable to all states and is administered by the Department of Environment (DOE).
  • State Legislation
    •Environment Protection Enactment, 2002 (Enact. 12/2002) – applicable to the State of Sabah and is administered by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD);
    •Natural Resources and Environment Ordinance, 1993 (Chap. 84) – applicable to the State of Sarawak and is administered by the Natural Resources and Environment Board (NREB).

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